O’Driscoll takes under-23 gold

Sean O’Driscoll landed under 23 national indoor gold in the 60 metre dash in Athlone I.T.

O’Driscoll won the opening heat of the day in a cool 7.19 seconds around 10.30 on Sunday morning.

Some two and a half hours later O’Driscoll was back on the track, this time putting the serious burners on to win in 7.03 seconds, .14 of a second clear of Emerald’s Paul Costelloe.

An impressive turn of speed from O’Driscoll who will look to transfer the performance to the senior championship.

While Kim O’Hare took silver in the junior women’s triple jump with a best of jump of 11.03 metres which was achieved on her fifth attempt.

Tullamore Harriers Jana Joha took gold jumping just five centimetres higher than O’Hare. O’Hare’s jump of 11.03 set a new club indoor record.

Meanwhile Orla Comerford placed fourth in heat one of the under 23 60 metre race posting 8.05 seconds. Comerford then posted 26.62 for fifth place in heat one of the 200 metres.

Almost two years to the day since picking up a serious injury at the same championships, Hannah Byrne returned to competitive action.

Byrne missed out on a bronze medal in the 400 metre’s by just 2/10’s of a second, finishing fourth in 61.46 seconds. Great to see Hannah back after such a serious injury.

While Dylan Kirwan posted 53.32 seconds in heat three of the under 23 men’s 400 metres and Matthew Cotter posted 6.22 metres in the junior long jump.